Monthly Archives: October 2007

Interview: Namjoo and the Iranian UNDERGROUND scene

The review on Namjoo’s “Toranj” will be published very soon, however I recently received a copy of his, mine and Nassir Mashkouri’s interview with the Persian division of the National Swedish Radio (SR) on Namjoo himself and the Iranian UNDERGROUND … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, Specials

Those big brown eyes are back!

The Georgian girl next door with those big brown eyes that can shelter you in those cold winter nights is back! With her velvety voice and caressing guitar to sooth your soul in the dark … Yes, Katie Melua’s third … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Miscellaneous

Reza Sadeghi: By forbidding me they aim to protect me!

Reza Sadeghi has in an interview with IranianUK commented the rejection of his concert attempts by Ershaad by sarcastically suggesting that some prominent people want to preserve his high status and quality by enforcing a performance ban on him so … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, News

Iran’s oldest record store closes for good!

As a result of the latest harassing by the authorities and also the dire state of the music industry in Iran the legendary record shop Beethoven Music Center has now officially declared bankruptcy and ended its 54 years of business! Its … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, News

New Release: Andy & Valy

No Andy & Valy is not the name of Andy’s new duo!lol Andy’s new album is out called “Foroodgaah” and features 16 tracks. Strangely enough we havent heard or seen anything from this album pre release other than the title-track … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, New Releases

La bella Bellucci!

The breathtaking Monica Bellucci embodies “Malena”, perhaps the most perfect role of her lifetime! In an enchanting film about a boy’s coming of age adventure in a war-ridden Italian village against a scenery of cultural intrigues and historical refrences. Not so unlike … Continue reading

Posted in 30nema, Miscellaneous

Namjoo returns for performance and awards

Mohsen Namjoo will return to Iran from Holland these days for two concerts and also to attend the film festival “Cinema Haghighat” where he has been nominated twice for his soundtracks!

Posted in 30nema, News

Actors gone Woodpeckers

DARKOOB, the new 7-piece band led by the popular actors Mohammad Reza Golzar and Hamed Behdad (both co-starring in “Boutique”) are to go on stage for the first time. Golzar who once started his artistic career as a member of … Continue reading

Posted in 30nema, Iranian Music, News

New Release: Shahab, Jooliet, Kiyan and Farzan

The branched out Concerto has released its first line of albums! Together with Shahab’s new one from Pars Video: http://musicboxla.com/joreoflo.html http://musicboxla.com/farzanclimax.html http://musicboxla.com/kipashsh.html http://musicboxla.com/shkibeaztoe.html

Posted in Iranian Music, New Releases

Ershaad stops issuing of alternative permits!

In a recent attempt by the musical division of “Hozeye Honari” to issue official release permits to several albums, such as Mohsen Chavoshi’s “Santoori” album, Ershaad interfered though tentatively approving the granted permissions it emphasised that such tasks and related … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, News